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Dupont Calvados Hors d'Age

Dupont Calvados Hors d'Age 750ml      
Sku: 1075675*

Calvados Hors d’Age has aged 6 years in oak barrels, with 25% of new oak. Terroir:Clay and Oxfordian marl soil. Varieties: 80% of bittersweet apples 20% of acid apples Harvesting: from September to November Alcohol content: 42 % vol. Techniques used: The apples are mixed, crushed and pressed. The apple juice is fermented right out to give cider to be distilled. Double distillation is carried out 6 months after the fermentation has taken place. The first distillation gives the ”petite eau” at 30% by volume and it is the second distillation, that of the ”petite eau” which gives the Calvados. Aging: Six years minimum. In toasted 400 L (88 imperial gallon) oak barrels, 25% of which are new. Bottled when ordered.

Tasting notes
Eyes: Golden yellow, slightly coppery. Nose: Pleasant, fine with good complexity, lightly wooded. Fruit aromas of apple and banana. Floral hints of rose and jasmine. Develops in complexity when smelt again after swirling. Mouth: Sweet attack, excellently balanced. Fruity hints of ripe apples. Hints of wood.

Rating
 Wine Enthusiast 88 points (Sep 2013)
This golden Calvados offers a fresh, light mix of pear, grass, vanilla and honey, along with subtle hints of white flowers, ginger and black pepper. The alcohol feels a bit harsh and drying. - K.N.

Country: France
Region: Calvados
Sub-Region: Calvados Pays d'Auge
Type: Calvados
 
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